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Mysterious noise problem solved

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by themosquitoking, 17 Jul 2017.

  1. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Didn't post a thread asking for help about my problem because i fixed it. Just wanted to add to the general cycle chat knowledge base for future searchers.
    Had a small clicking whenever i got out of the saddle which i assumed was somehow pedal/cleat related as it was happening at the same point on every pedal rotation. Turns out it was a loose headset and it was me pulling on the handlebars causing the noise. Does this count as a mechanical though? @Nomadski would probably like to know.
  2. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    South Wales
    Nice one .Noises are difficult to pinpoint sometimes.Good to hear you had a success.
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  3. rusty bearing

    rusty bearing Über Member

    More common than you'd think, a dab of grease on the threads helps too.
  4. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I practically stripped and rebuilt a bike once looking for a rattle, it turned out to be my metal watch strap rattling against the handlebar, I once had a creak on a bike that sounded like a BB problem, it turned out to be the brake lever clamp bolt, it just needed tightening half a turn. Well done to the op for getting it sorted .
  5. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I heard a funny chinking sound which I thought was coming from the front of my bike. I eventually discovered that it was my medical dog tag swinging against the inside of the zip of my jersey.
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  6. heist

    heist Active Member

    Literally just had the same problem, tried loads of things before I found the solution.
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  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    had a chat with an older rider at the lights once, he had had a funny intermittent noise, stripped the BB, pedals, headset, hubs, no change

    it turned out to be his knee
  8. OP

    themosquitoking Veteran

    How long were those lights on red for you to get to know each other that well?
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    That London, you can grow old and die at some of them, and I suspect we might have started the conversation on the approach to the junction.